Friday, 26 April 2013

Image of the day - UFO magnet

Image of the day

fridge magnet - UFOs

This one is just a bit of fun :) Again taken from a previous ACEO design.
Yes - I am a bit of a sci-fi nut :P

57mm x 57mm
watercolour on watercolour card

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Image of the day - Lighthouse magnet

Image of the day

fridge magnet - lighthouse

Another one of my little fridge magnet paintings :) At the moment I am taking some of my older Aceo images and cropping them/ adapting them slightly, but I am thinking that maybe if these ones sell,  I'll draw up some ideas especially for the square format. For the moment though - these are pretty fun to do, and as they're smaller and therefore simpler than the whole Aceo designs I'll probably try making them linework only for my download site.

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Images of the day - Matching pair :)

Images of the day

bookmark - oriental temple
magnet - oriental temple

These oriental designs don't take much time to paint, as I don't really have to do much with the background, so I did a bookmark and a fridge magnet to match :)

Watercolour and coffee on watercolour card.

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Image of the day - First try at a fridge magnet

Image of the day

magnet - butterflies

Branching out a little bit again :) This idea came about as we went on a family daytrip to a nearby lake and I bought a fridge magnet from the gift shop for the mother in law. This got me thinking that maybe I could make them myself - so I ordered some fridge magnet blanks and here we go, my first attempt.

Unfortunately I forgot to scan it before I put it into the magnet and I didn't want to risk breaking it when trying to take the picture back out, so the scan isn't as clear as it could be but I'm sure it's good enough to get the idea across. I have another 9 of these to do which should be fun.

Size of image = 57mm x 57mm square

Monday, 15 April 2013

Images of the day - Aceos adapted for digi-stamping

Images of the day

Oriental temple I

Oriental temple II

whimsical houses

This may turn out to not be one of my brightest ideas but I thought I would try adapting and simplifying some of my Aceo designs to hopefully be useable as digital downlads on my crafts blog/website.

These are the first few I chose as they are probably among the simplest of my designs but I plan on also working up a few more.

Thinking of trying out my bookmarks as lineart-only downloads as well. No idea if they'll work but I'm game to try :)

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Image of the day - Beach bookmark

Image of the day

bookmark - beach

Another bookmark :) This one makes 6 and I have laminated them using A5 size pouches - in two lots of 3. They'll have to take a rain check on this weekend's free e-bay listings though as I haven't sourced any envelopes to fit them yet and I'm not sure what the postage rates would be. They look pretty good to me though - have sent one to my sister as part of her birthday gift ( the fantasy castle one :) )

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Image of the day - Fantasy castle bookmark

Image of the day

bookmark - fantasy castle

Ok, ok, I know I said the previous post was the last bookmark, but I splashed out and bought myself a laminator and some laminating pouches and I need at least 5 or 6 to fill a pouch without wasting loads of space :) When I have enough - I'll get these bookmarks laminated ( if I can figure out how to do it ) and stick them up on e-bay the next time there's a free listing weekend.

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Image of the day - Bunny Bookmark

Image of the day

bookmark - bunnies

This is the last of the bookmark ideas that I had sketched out. This is not exactly how I would have coloured it if left to myself but our son insisted I paint the bunnies "spotty black and white" and I had to paint the flowers pink. So here we go - a joint effort from Mummy and son :)

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Image of the day - Houses bookmark

Image of the day
bookmark - houses

Another bookmark idea - this time just using my basic house design and some pretty patterns :)

Am thinking about maybe getting a laminator for these to make them a bit sturdier, plus I've never painted a bookmark before so I'm not 100% sure if the colour would rub off with use. Best to play safe I thought :)

Friday, 5 April 2013

Image of the day - Cows bookmark

Image of the day

bookmark - cows

This is the second of my bookmark designs. Re-using the dairy cow theme that I already used for an aceo here :)

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Image of the day - Horsie bookmark

Image of the day

Bookmark - Horsies

Something a little different today :)

This one came about because I was looking through the internet for worksheets/activity sheets I could print out for our 5 year old to keep him occupied during the Easter school holidays. I found some sheets of bookmarks to print out and colour in. A few of them were quite nice and I was tempted to print some out for myself when i thought - hang on, why don't you draw your own. So I did :)

Have a couple more ideas for bookmarks drawn out that I shall try to get painted up over the next few days. Mostly old themes I have used for aceos in the past, but what the heck, why not :). I will probably put them up on e-bay next time there's a free listings weekend just to test the waters. No idea if they'd sell or not but I can use them myself if they dont.

Size - 20cm x 4 cm